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Thai Food and Culture

Enter the fascinating world of Thai food and culture. Find out why Thai food is fast becoming North America's favorite cuisine. Find Thai food cooking tips, and links to Thai recipes.

Hot Chili Peppers - Friend of Foe?
Hot chili peppers - never has there been a food to inspire both wonder and wariness, love and hate. If just the sight of hot chili peppers makes your stomach spasm, I have news for you: not all chilies are created equally. Some hot chili peppers, such as cayenne peppers, are actually good for your stomach. Learn more about the wonderful health benefits of adding chili or cayenne pepper to your diet!

Purple Yam - All About Purple Yams
What are purple yams? Find out more about this beautiful vegetable! Includes information on purple yams, such as purple yam nutrition and also a delicious purple yam recipe. Purple yams are available in the fall at your local Asian/Chinese market, and make a nice change from regular yams. Or combine the two for a colorful and good-for-you...

Tantalizing Thai Food – About Siamese Cuisine
Why Thai food is increasingly popular as an exotic, romantic first date meal. Includes essential ingredients explained, and a recipe to a classic Thai dish.

Thai Food and Culture
The confluence of food and culture is significant in Thailand as it affects what and how Thai people dine. The spices, seasonings, types of dishes and way of eating are all reflected in the very nature of the Thais.

Thai Cooking According to Region
Learn how Thai cooking varies from region to region depending on local ingredients and tastes. Great information if you're planning on traveling to Thailand.

Dining Out the Thai Way
What to order, how to order and what accompaniments to supplement your perfect evening of Thai Dining at a Thai restaurant.

Thai Cooking Tips
Check out these cooking tips to make your culinary exploration of Thailand a little easier.

Is Thai Food Good for You?
Several Thai dishes, such as Tom Yum Soup, are currently being studied for their incredible health benefits. Many of the fresh herbs and spices used in Thai cooking have immune-boosting and disease-fighting power. Find out more about one of the healthiest cuisines in the world!

Recipe Index
This simple index to the Thai Food Recipe Collection will help you find the Thai food recipe you're looking for. Navigate your way through the Thai Food site by exploring the various headings, just like in a cookbook! Enjoy cooking Thai food at home with my authentic and clearly-written recipes. Print out the ones you like, and keep them...

Thai Recipe Photos
A photo gallery displaying some of the best Thai dishes on the About.com Thai Food site. Includes the recipe for each dish which you can easily cook at home with clear, step-by-step instructions.

Shopping for Thai Ingredients at An Asian Market
What is galangal? What do I do with Kaffir lime leaves? Where can I find lemongrass? Shopping for Thai ingredients in an Asian market can be a daunting experience if you don't know what to look for and where to find it. This page will take you through the labyrinth of Thai specialty ingredients and foodstuff in a typical Asian market.

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